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Residential colleges events Spring 2022

Dinner at The Dean’s Residence: Telling Your Story

Target Audience: First-year Students

Spring Dates TBA

Throughout the spring semester all first-year students are encouraged to attend at least one of the Dinners at the Dean’s Residence. Come enjoy dinner with Dean Gresalfi and a special guest to learn about the importance of telling our stories. Look for an email from the Dean of The Ingram Commons before each dinner and RSVP on Anchor Link to save your spot!

Some of the guests from the fall semester included:

  • Prof. Kitt Carpenter – Founder and Director of the TIPS-supported Vanderbilt LGBT Policy Lab, the Director of the Program in Public Policy Studies, and the faculty facilitator for Q&A (Queer & Asian).
  • Prof. Luis Leyva – A first-generation, queer Latino college graduate who grew up in a Cuban immigrant household. He has worked for several years in undergraduate enrichment programs for historically marginalized students in STEM and is passionate about issues of intersectional justice.
  • Chancellor Diermeier – Daniel Diermeier is the ninth chancellor of Vanderbilt University and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Guggenheim Foundation and the Canadian Institute of Advanced Research. He is an internationally renowned political scientist and management scholar whose teaching and research focus on formal political theory, political institutions, the interaction of business and politics, text analytics, behavioral models of politics, and crisis and reputation management.
  • Provost Raver – C. Cybele Raver is Vanderbilt’s provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. Raver oversees all faculty, staff, programs and initiatives for Vanderbilt’s 10 schools and colleges. She also leads the university’s research, admissions, student affairs and residential life.
  • Vice Chancellor André Churchwell – Dr. Churchwell currently serves as the vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and is the chief diversity officer for Vanderbilt University. He was selected as the the inaugural Levi Watkins, Jr., M.D. Chair, an honor awarded to a medical school faculty member who is a leader in diversity, and serves as a professor of medicine (cardiology), radiology and radiological sciences, and biomedical engineering.

This is a closed students-only event.


The Commons Cup Spring Events

Target Audience: First-Year Students

The Ingram Commons is excited to continue our annual Commons Cup competition throughout the spring semester! Students will compete in competitions ranging from athletic to academic, service-minded and community-focused. Houses earn points based on winning as well as participating in events planned and put on by The Ingram Commons. Students are encouraged to cheer on their house and try something new throughout the many competition offerings.

This is a closed students-only event.



Signature Weekly Events – The Ingram Commons

Target Audience: First-Year Students

Each week all ten houses host a social event for their residents and other members of The Ingram Commons. Events typically involve a variety of snacks for students to enjoy.

This is a closed students-only event.




Signature Weekly Events – Upper-Division Colleges

Target Audience: Upper-Division Students

Each week each of the colleges host a social event for their residents and other members of the upper-division colleges. Events typically involve a variety of snacks for students to enjoy.

This is a closed students-only event.




April 2022 Events

The Murray Murder Mystery at the Gillette Roulette: A Commons Mix-Up Event

Target Audience: First-Year Students

April 8 – 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

All first-year students are invited to join Murray House and Gillette House for casino games and a chance at some cool prizes. That is, if you can find out who murdered The Commodore! Come interact with our eight suspects and decide for yourself while playing games and enjoying delicious mocktails.

Everyone who guesses the culprit correctly will be entered into a drawing for one of three prizes (including an Amazon Echo Dot!). There will also be tiny prizes for everyone as a thank you for coming!

This is a closed students-only event.


The Commons Ball 2022: The Botanical Ball

Target Audience: All Undergraduate Students 

April 24 – 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
The Commons Lawns

The House Presidents cordially invite you to The Commons Ball 2022. The Commons Lawns will be transformed into a magical new landscape with dancing, activities, photos, and decadent food. This event is open to all members of the Vanderbilt community and is a meal swipe event. This year’s theme is The Botanical Ball. Follow @rescolleges on Instagram for more information.

This is a closed students-only event.


To see a full list of the programs we have hosted this semester, check out our Past Programs page by clicking the link below.

Past Programs